Macroclinium escobarianum Dodson ex Pupulin 2000

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photo/TYPE Drawing by © Franco Pupulin

Common Name Escobar's Macroclinium [Rodrigo Escobar Colombian Orchidologist Enthusiast and Collector 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca and Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pseduobulb completely enveloped by conduplicate, leaf-beaaring sheaths carrying equitant, lanceolate to widely elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, articulate below to the basal leaf sheaths leaves that blooms in the winter on a racemose, provided with obovate-lanceolate, concave acute bracts, subcapitate, .8 to 1.04" [2 to 2.6 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the slender pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Easily separated from others within the genus by the elongate operculum at the tip of the column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #3 pg 272 2000 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide